Outcomes for the 2019-20 Migration Program
The Australian Government has released the detailed outcomes for the 2019-20 Migration Program on Wednesday, 16th September 2020.
The outcomes show that there was an intake of 140,366 for permanent migration in 2019 -20. The acting Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs Alan Tudge said
“Seventy per cent of the visas were granted through the skilled stream (95,843 in total), including 4,109 places under the highly skilled Global Talent – Independent program, launched in November 2019. There were 23,372 regional visas delivered, from the 25,000 places allocated. This compares to 18,308 regional visas granted in 2018-19 – an increase of 27 per cent. There were 41,961 visas granted in the Family program, including 37,118 Partner visas. Two-thirds of permanent visas were granted to individuals already in Australia who transitioned from a temporary visa to permanent residency. There were also 13,171 visas granted in the Humanitarian Program in 2019-20, including 4,765 visas (45 per cent) for those who were referred for settlement in regional areas. The size and composition of the 2020-21 Migration and Humanitarian programs will be considered in light of the developing COVID-19 situation and announced as part of the Budget process in October”.
|2019-20 MIGRATION PROGRAM|
|Stream and Category||Outcome|
|Skilled Employer-Sponsored Regional||8,372|
|Skilled Work Regional||15,000|
|Business Innovation and Investment||4,420|
|Total Migration Program 2019-20||140,366|
2019-20 HUMANITARIAN PROGRAM
|Refugee category visas||6,422|
|Special Humanitarian Program (SHP) visas||5,099|
|Offshore visas total||11,521|
|Onshore visas total||1,650|
|Total Humanitarian Program 2019-20||13,171|
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